The Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place today, 12th of May, in Lisbon, Portugal. The show will traditionally start at 21:00 CEST.
26 finalists out of 43 contesting countries shall perform during the final – from Ukraine, Spain, Slovenia, Lithuania, Austria, Estonia, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, Serbia, Germany, Albania, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Australia, Finland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, The Netherlands, Ireland, Cyprus and Italy.
People vote! Israel wins!
Our congratulations to everyone!
The juries of the countries give their votes to.... Austria, which is the first and guesses what? Ukraine gets the least.
Waiting for the telephone voting...
Stop the VOTING!
Have you ever seen that one can play the piano this way?
When Salvador Sobral is on the stage, it feels like you are swaying on Portuguese waves…
And the VOTING begins!
Make your contribultion!
Fans vote and complain about personal difficulties:
Not only entertainment, but also a deep sense:
Watch the recap:
Saara Alto (former X Factor UK finalist) sang upside down for her native Finland, only few women in the world can that.
Bulgaria’s EQUINOX perform good, but the bookmakers weirdly moved them to the bottom of their lists. DoReDos’s song is rather interesting or comical than a melodic or meaningful. It’s fun.
Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso is so neat and handsome, and the sound was so clear.
AWS, Hungary! We saw everything – fire, bare foot, stagediving, energy! It was hot!
Israel’s Netta made another joyful performance with her “Toy” song and good singing no matter what, even in a corset.
Waylon from Holland mixed rock with country, adding uniqueness.
A female frontrunner brings lot’s of fire again. Cyprus’s Eleni Foureira shall be definitely singing on every Mediterranean resort this summer.
The second half. Some “nice” fan stole a microphone from UK’s SuRie, though “the show must go on”.
Ooops, some unexpected difficulties with Britain's performance:
A man just snatched microphone from a singer! He stormed the stage during a song called Storm. Perfect.
Europolitics 2018 show is also here:
Michael Schulte, Germany, told us a family story, leaving tears on our eyes. Eugent Bushpepa delivered his powerful vocalism and even improvised, acting on a hunch.
France’s duo Madame Monsieur said their thank you – Mercy in their French aristocratic manner. And the Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef delivered one of the best arrangement and staging – it’s not a joke to show a music video live on the stage.
All Vikings are firm and self-confident despite the odds are not high for Denmark.
Ukraine’s Mélovin, Alfred and Amaia looked very beautiful, directly from Spain, Slovenia’s Lea Sirk made the same trick with broken track, and it had success, yet again.
Ieva Zasimauskaitė from Lithuania added some gentleness to the show. Cesar Sampson performing for Austria made a great vocal. Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva is dreamiong of classical song winning the contest, let’s wish her “La Forza” and lot’s of good luck in what she is doing.
Norway’s Alexander Rybak gave a manual how to write a song, and the way to do it os joyful.
Listen to the winner of 2009 Eurovision and make notes:)
Portugal made a sensitive and touching singing – Cláudia Pascoal performed for the host country tonight.
Melovin was really confident.
Yes, the hearts of Ukrainian fans are flaming too!
The performers and the hosts are here!
So we begin! Good luck to everyone!
Ukraine’s Eurovision 2018 entry is Mélovin. His song "Under The Ladder" is an opening act for the Grand Final.
Let's have a look at the odds before the show begins.
The running order looks like this:
If you feel like you’ve missed something, let’s watch the Opening Ceremony. All contestants presented themselves for the press, fans and guests at the Blue Carpet with lots of beautiful dresses and selfies.